All-Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis Using the Anterolateral Anchor During Concomitant Double-Row Rotator Cuff Repair

Arthrosc Tech. 2019 Dec 18;9(1):e85-e89. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2019.09.005. eCollection 2020 Jan.


Arthroscopic biceps tenodesis is a commonly performed procedure; however, there is a paucity of literature regarding concomitant biceps tenodesis and double-row rotator cuff repair. In this Technical Note, we describe an all-arthroscopic biceps tenodesis using the stay sutures from the anterolateral anchor in the setting of a double-row rotator cuff repair. The anterolateral anchor is placed adjacent to the bicipital groove to accommodate the tenodesis. Two sutures loaded into the anterolateral anchor are passed through the long head of the biceps tendon in a cinch configuration without the need to externalize the tendon. The sutures are tied arthroscopically, thereby securing the tendon to the anterolateral row anchor and completing the tenodesis.